guest post by tony ademi.
synthetic identity fraud occurs when one individual impersonates someone else online using fake id credentials. it’s a common type of financial crime and is becoming even worse as digital transactions increase.
one of the most common methods for developing a synthetic identity scheme starts with a social security number (ssn). once an ssn is stolen and falls into the wrong hands, it’s associated with fictitious information to create a fake id. identity fraud activities can vary widely, from creating credit profiles to human trafficking.
if you’re a victim of synthetic identity fraud, recovering your good name can be tedious, frustrating, and time-consuming. this post outlines seven strategies you can use to avoid identity fraud.